Sports News of Fri, 12 Jan 20180

Abbey Pobee petitions FIFA over Isaac Addo’s appointment

Kumasi-based football administrator, Jonathan Abbey Pobee has written to FIFA to force the revocation of the substantive appointment of Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s General Secretary, Isaac Addo.

Addo, who has been acting in that position since the retirement of Emmanuel Gyimah back in 2015 was confirmed by the GFA’s Executive Committee late last month.

But Jonathan Abbey Pobee, who is the Chairman of Neoplan Stars, is challenging the appointment, insisting that, the former GFA Deputy General Secretary is unfit for the post having served a FIFA ban.

“I have written to FIFA and copied CAF in an official correspondence dated 4th January, 2018 challenging the appointment of Isaac Addo as General Secretary of the GFA,” the veteran administrator confirmed exclusively to FootballMadeInGhana.com.

“It is only in Ghana, where an individual is rewarded with such an appointment having served a ban for a serious offence of alleged sexual assault.

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“By virtue of the severity of the alleged offence, I don’t think Isaac Addo is fit for such a top position and therefore I have petitioned these superior bodies over this.”

Attached to Abbey Pobee’s petition are several correspondences from Isaac Addo including judicial proceedings dating years back that proves the gross incompetence of the new GFA General Secretary.

“Aside the issue of qualification due to the ban he [Isaac Addo] served, these are other exhibits I have attached to my petition [as he flipped through files of correspondences signed by Isaac Addo] that smacks of gross incompetence.

“If the GFA will not do the proper thing in revoking his [Isaac Addo] appointment then it leaves some of us with no choice but to the force the hand of FIFA to save the credibility of our GFA,” Abeey Pobee added.

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